Friday, November 16, 2018

Zamfara

    15 killed as gunmen strike again in Zamfara

15 killed as gunmen strike again in Zamfara

Six days after 30 people were killed in a community in Zamfara, gunmen have again attacked another village in the state, killing 15 people.Muhammad Shehu, Zamfara public relations officer, told NAN on Saturday that the bandits killed the people in a village called Zakuna.He said the village is in the Anka local government area of Zamfara.Shehu said that the attackers [...]

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    Gunmen ‘kill 30’ in fresh Zamfara attack

Gunmen ‘kill 30’ in fresh Zamfara attack

Gunmen have reportedly killed about 30 persons in a fresh attack in Zamfara state.According to DailyTrust, the attack took place on Saturday at Malikawa village, Gidan Goga district of Maradun local government area.The gunmen were said to have attacked and killed five persons who had gone to work on their farms and twenty-five others who wanted to retrieve their corpses [...]

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    Gunmen abduct wife, children of Zamfara commissioner

Gunmen abduct wife, children of Zamfara commissioner

The wife and three children of Abdullahi Borea, a commissioner in Zamfara state, have been abducted.Unknown gunmen broke into their residence in Gurbin Bore village, Zurmi local government area of the state in the early hours of Tuesday.The commissioner confirmed the attack to reporters, saying three other relatives were abducted alongside his wife and children.He said the kidnappers have not contacted [...]

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    Soldiers kill three ‘bandits’ in Zamfara

Soldiers kill three ‘bandits’ in Zamfara

The military operation tagged: “Operation Idan Raini” killed three bandits in Zamfara on Friday, according to Clement Abiade, assistant director, army public relations.In a statement made available to NAN in Gusau, Zamfara state capital, Abiade said “the army troops encountered the bandits in the notorious Dansadau bush on Friday”.Abiade said many of the bandits had been overpowered by the soldiers and therefore escaped [...]

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    Eight bandits killed in gun battle with troops in Zamfara

Eight bandits killed in gun battle with troops in Zamfara

Eight bandits have been killed by troops of the 1 brigade of the Nigerian army in Gusau in an exchange of gunfire in Maru local government area of Zamfara.This is contained in a press release signed by Clement Abiade, assistant director, army public relations, and made available to NAN in Gusau on Thursday.He said the army was now carrying out [...]

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    Zamfara lawmaker loses 10 family members in road crash

Zamfara lawmaker loses 10 family members in road crash

Three biological children and seven family members of Saidu Yarkufoji, a member of Zamfara state house of assembly, representing Bakura state constituency, have died in an auto crash.The Zamfara command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) the tragic incident on Monday.According to NAN, other family members of the lawmaker who died in the accident were four of his grandchildren, [...]

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    ’30 killed’ as Zamfara boils again

’30 killed’ as Zamfara boils again

Some gunmen have reportedly killed at least 30 people in Kabaro and Danmani villages in Maru local government area of Zamfara state.NAN quoted Shuaibu Kabaro, a witness, as saying the suspects struck in two communities and that the incident was immediately reported to the security agents.He said three of the bandits were arrested by security agents.Shuaibu said the gunmen in [...]

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    Many killed as gunmen hit Zamfara again

Many killed as gunmen hit Zamfara again

Suspected bandits on Wednesday attacked two villages in Anka local government area of Zamfara state, killing some people.The suspects attacked a mining site at Kuru-kuru village and also ambushed some people from the neighbouring Jarkuka village as they mobilised to bring help to Kuru-kuru.Sadi Musa, a witness, said scores of people were killed at the mining site on Wednesday evening which [...]

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    Air force deploys troops to Zamfara ‘to prevent further attacks’

Air force deploys troops to Zamfara ‘to prevent further attacks’

Sadique Abubakar, chief of air staff, has ordered the deployment of special forces of the Nigerian air force (NAF) to Gusau, Zamfara capital, as part of efforts to stop the killings in the state.The development is coming after the recent attack that claimed over 30 lives in Bawan Daji village, Anka local government area of Zamfara.Olatokunbo Adesanya, NAF director of public relations, in [...]

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    ‘Shoot on sight!’ — Zamfara gov asks operatives to kill anyone with illegal arms

‘Shoot on sight!’ — Zamfara gov asks operatives to kill anyone with illegal arms

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, on Friday asked security agents to shoot and kill anyone caught carrying firearms illegally in the state.Yari said this when he visited the emir of Anka to condole with the emirate over the killing of over 30 persons by gunmen in Bawan Daji village.“This is an order from the president and from the governor [...]

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    Over 30 buried after gun attack in Zamfara

Over 30 buried after gun attack in Zamfara

More than 30 persons were on Thursday buried in Bawan Daji village of Anka local government area of Zamfara state, following an attack on the village.Suspected bandits attacked the area after some members of the community held a meeting to discuss measures to be taken against invaders during the 2018 farming season.The bandits had earlier threatened that there would be no farming [...]

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    Zamfara gets NUC nod for 47th state university in Nigeria

Zamfara gets NUC nod for 47th state university in Nigeria

Zamfara State University has been approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC) as the 47th state university. [...]

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    Gov Yari says ‘Zamfara killings getting worse under Buhari’

Gov Yari says ‘Zamfara killings getting worse under Buhari’

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, says killings are getting worse under President Muhammadu Buhari.Speaking Friday evening when he led five governors on a sympathy visit to the palace of Atiku Abubakar, emir of Zurmi, Yari said security agencies have failed in their responsibilities.He said his administration gave information to security agencies 24 hours before the attack on some communities in [...]

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    ’41’ shot dead in Zamfara

’41’ shot dead in Zamfara

Suspected armed bandits have killed at least 41 persons at Birane village in Zurmi local government area of Zamfara state.According to Daily Trust, the gunmen struck after intercepting a vehicle conveying bridesmaid and traders to the community market.They reportedly slit the throat of the driver and then opened fire on the vehicle killing all on board.The armed bandits then proceeded [...]

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    Under-age driver flees after killing three in Zamfara

Under-age driver flees after killing three in Zamfara

An under-age driver has killed three persons in Gusau, capital of Zamfara state.Mohammed Shehu, spokesman of the police in the state, confirmed the incident, saying it is being investigated.“The incident happened on Monday and the hit-and-run kid driver is yet to be arrested. Already,  we have gotten his details with the ongoing investigation,” he said.Also speaking on the matter, Nasir [...]

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    Six villagers shot dead as gunmen abduct children of Zamfara rep

Six villagers shot dead as gunmen abduct children of Zamfara rep

Six villagers were shot dead at Gora, a village in Maradun local government area of Zamafra state, during the abduction of two children of Yahaya Chado, member representing Maradun/Bakura federal constituency.Mohammed Shehu, police public relations officer in the state, confirmed the incident, saying it happened around 1am on Monday.He said after the gunmen left the house, they killed six persons and [...]

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